Nominees announced for 2021 E.H.C. European Hockey Awards

Nominees announced for 2021 E.H.C. European Hockey Awards

GOTHENBURG, Sweden – The Alliance of European Hockey Clubs (E.H.C.) has announced the nominees for the 2021 Fenix Outdoor – Warrior European Hockey Awards.

Young Player of the Year - presented by Fjällräven

Nominated (in alphabetical order):

Jonatan Berggren (Skellefteå AIK, SHL) – breakthrough season as winger, finished 7th in SHL scoring
Anton Lundell (IFK Helsinki, Liiga) – almost point/game in short season, medallist at World Juniors and Worlds
Janis Moser (EHC Biel, NL) – Captain of his pro team at 21, named to National League all-star team
Lukas Reichel (Eisbären Berlin, DEL) – key player on DEL championship team, 6 pts in Worlds debut
Moritz Seider (Rögle BK, SHL) – impressive debut season in Sweden, World Championship all-star and top d-man


Coach of the Year - presented by
Globetrotter

Nominated (in alphabetical order):

Sam Hallam (Växjö Lakers, SHL) – has piloted all 3 of Lakers’ SHL titles over 7 seasons
Bob Hartley (Avangard Omsk, KHL) – led KHL team to Gagarin Cup, also headed Latvia at Worlds
Dan Tangnes (EV Zug, NL) – another strong season with Zug, just their 2nd national title
Václav Varaďa (Oceláři Třinec, Extraliga) – 2nd-place in regular season and repeat as Extraliga champion
Pekka Virta(Lukko Rauma, Liiga) – another solid season, 1st place in regular season and Lukko’s 1st title in almost 60 years


Club of the Year - presented by
Hanwag

Nominated (in alphabetical order):

Avangard Omsk (KHL) – Another strong KHL season, first title since 2004
EV Zug(NL) – won “double” in Switzerland, just second title overall – first in 1998
HC Donbass (UHL) – has overcome great obstacles to become a Ukrainian powerhouse & CHL wildcard
Lukko Rauma (Liiga) – Won “double” in Finland, first title since 1963
Växjö Lakers (SHL) – 3rd title in 7 years for previously unheralded club


Warrior Career Excellence Award

The Warrior Career Excellence Award is annually presented to the player who during his or her career has best exemplified the qualities of sportsmanship and dedication combined with community service and high standard of playing ability.

Nominated (in alphabetical order):

Pavel Datsyuk (Avtomobilist Yekaterinberg, KHL) – Triple Gold Club member added Gagarin Cup to his trophy case
Viktor Hübl (HC Litvínov, Extraliga) – Longtime Litvínov captain continues to be productive player at 42
Jaromír Jágr (Kladno, Chance Liga) – Helped Kladno return to Extraliga, prepared to play in the season where he will turn 50
Thomas Koch(KAC Klagenfurt, ICEHL) – 39 points at 37, helped maternal club to yet another title
Joakim Lindström(Skellefteå AIK, SHL) – Shows no signs of slowing down, tied for 7th in SHL scoring.


Voting is now open at eurohockeyclubs.com!

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